Some 1961-62 Topps Hockey Cards

I recently purchased 7 cards from the 1961-62 Topps Hockey set. They either have creases, rough edges or minor staining on the back. But for $3 each, I can’t complain. These cards are 50 years old, after all.

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#21 – Action Near the Cage – Vintage Bruins-Blackhawks action from the ’60-61 season.

#49 – Earl Ingarfield – Played in the NHL from 1959 to 1971.

#63 – New York Rangers Team Photo – I love these old team photos.

#8 – John Bucyk – The Chief! Bucyk played 21 seasons with the Boston Bruins.

#64 – Going, Going, Goal! – Rangers’ goalie Gump Worsley gest beat by Bruins forward Dick Meissner, who pokes in the puck at the goal line.

#20 – Boston Bruins Team Photo – Another great team shot. Team photos should be included in newer card sets, don’tcha think?

#23 – Rudy Pilous (coach) – Am I the only one who likes cards of coaches? From the back of this card…

Rudy, never a big league player himself, drove Black Hawks to Stanley Cup last season…Rudy’s a big, amiable guy with real gift for handling men.

See? Hard-hitting information you can’t find anywhere else but on the back of a vintage card.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “Some 1961-62 Topps Hockey Cards”

  1. Awesome lot! That Bucyk is great and I love the Hockey Highlights action cards.

    By the way, I totally agree with you that team cards should be included in modern sets.

  2. Did you know: the 61 Boston team card has the first card appearance of Willie O'Ree (back row-fifth l-r)

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